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North American T-28 Trojan and T-2 Buckeye: books - history

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North American T-28 Trojan - Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions

Designed as a replacement for the T-6 Texan, North American's T-28 Trojan first flew in 1949 and remained in production until 1957. The T-28A was initially adopted as primary trainer by the U.S. Air Force, but it served in this capacity for less than a decade.
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps found the T-28B/C model aircraft well suited to their needs, and continued to use it up until 1984, when it was replaced by the T-34C turboprop.

Despite its training designation, the T-28 flew in a combat role, perhaps most famously during the Vietnam conflict where Trojans performed close air support and counter-insurgency missions for the C.I.A. Modified attack trainer T-28D "Nomads" also flew for the French in Algeria.

Originally created by the U.S. Navy in 1962, this T-28B/C pilot's flight operating manual was required reading for pilots and trainees.
This high quality reproduction includes the original manual in its entirety, including information on carrier landing training and emergency procedures. It's a fascinating reference that puts you right in the cockpit of one of history's great planes.

Author:United States Navy
Specs:302 pages, 25.5 x 20.5 x 1.6 cm / 10 x 8.1 x 0.63 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Periscope Film (USA, 2010)
Series:Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions
Book: North American T-28 Trojan - Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions

North American T-28 Trojan

Language: English

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North American Rockwell T-2 Buckeye (Naval Fighters)

First published in 1987, the T-2 Buckeye book covers the development of this all-purpose jet trainer from the Navy's solicitation to industry in 1956 through its operations and squadron usage with the US Navy, Marines, Venezuela and Greece.
It was originally built as a single engine jet, the T2J-1/T-2A, but had inadequate power. A second engine was added and it became the over-powered T-2B. It was a tremendously over-designed and robust aircraft, perfect for students and virtually impervious to excess Gs. Late in life it was used as a spin trainer for fleet Tomcat pilots.

Author:Steve Ginter
Specs:62 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.3 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.12 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w photographs
Publisher:Specialty Press (USA, 1987)
Series:Naval Fighters (15)
Book: North American Rockwell T-2 Buckeye (Naval Fighters)

North American Rockwell T-2 Buckeye

Language: English

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